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Assistive Technology Program

The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) helps people with disabilities of all ages find tools to overcome barriers at school, home, and work.

VATP allows you to try out tools at centers throughout the state. Equipment is also free to borrow for 30 days.

Regional Tryout Centers are located in Burlington, Waterbury, Rutland, and Castleton.

Learn more here.

Veterans Readiness & Employment Program

Veterans Readiness & Employment Program (VR&E) is a program to support veterans finding and holding fulfilling careers. If you have been a service member and are living with a service-related disability, VR&E may be able to help with:

  • Connecting with and supporting post high-school education and training
  • Job searching
  • Resume and application coaching
  • One-on-one counseling

Get more information, check your eligibility, and apply for benefits here!

Employment Support

The employment team at Pathways Vermont can provide free and high quality help finding a job. They offer a one-on-one approach that explores your likes, needs, and barriers towards employment. Pathways values your dreams and preferences and can help you with:

  • Job searching
  • Resume aid
  • Interview preparation
  • On-going job support through collaboration and mutual experiences

If you are interested or are not sure if you qualify, please reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

Career & College Readiness Support

Sometimes the road to a new career or education program is a long one – and that’s ok. If you are over the age of 16, Adult Education and Literacy providers throughout the state offer free help with:

  • Math and computer skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Connecting with employment and education opportunities

Get in touch with a center near you: 

Adult Career and Technical Education

Interested in furthering your education to land a high pay, high demand job? Adult career and technical education (CTE) offers high quality, affordable education and training. Connect with classes, the state’s 17 regional CTE centers, and resources through the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association (VACTEA). Adult CTE can help you get the training you need to secure a wide variety jobs in:

  • Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Office & Computer Technology

…and many, many more. Learn more about taking your next step to a career through Adult CTE!

Services for Organizations, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s goal is to empower BIPOC organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources, community and talent to stimulate and sustain economic and social growth.

The Vermont Professionals of Color Network is ready to support BIPOC businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs through:

  • Networking
  • Professional support
  • Mentorship

Reach out here if you’re ready to take your idea or established business to the next level.

Services for Professionals

Vermont Professionals of Color Network aims to facilitate networking and career development for BIPOC professionals, expose employment opportunities, and increase knowledge and civic engagement in the BIPOC community. VTPoC creates opportunities for thought leaders and cultural and professional competence councilors to become advocates and ambassadors for the next generations of leaders of Color.

There are resources for people who are new to the workforce as well as those who have been working for a while. You can expect mentorship, leadership, and networking opportunities.

Ready to start making connections? Reach out to the VT Professionals of Color Network!

Services for Youth

Part of Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s mission is to build capacity for youth (16-22) of color to access educational and experiential opportunities, menteeship, college and early career opportunities.

Get in touch here!

Justice & Mentoring Program

Find a mentor to support your successful re-entry into the community. Mercy’s mentors primarily support women in transitional periods in key areas of life including:

  • Navigating employment
  • Finding affordable and safe housing
  • Other areas of self-sufficiency¬†

Find a mentor today.